Surgical Management of Cherry Eye - A Report of 2 Dogs

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Authors: G. Vani and N. Dhana Lakshmi
Date: July-December 2016
From: Intas Polivet(Vol. 17, Issue 2)
Publisher: Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited
Document Type: Report
Length: 991 words

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The study included prolapse of tear producing gland of the third eyelid in two Mongrel dogs (cherry eye condition) and surgically management by pocket invasive technique.

Keywords: Cherry eye; dog; pocket invasive technique


Prolapse or protrusion of tear producing gland of the third eyelid referred to as haws or cherry eye is a common ophthalmic melody in dogs rather than in cats (Raza et al., 2013). Breeds such as Neopolitan mastiff, Cocker Spaniel, Peckingese, Bull dog, Beagle, Basset hound are more prone to this pathological syndrome (Moore,1998). The disease occurs mostly in young puppies and may be unilateral or bilateral. The eversion of nictitating gland is known as glandular hyperplasia, hypertrophy, nictitating gland adenoma, protrusion of gland or cherry eye (Mitchel, 2012). The main cause of prolapse is weaking of supportive ligament that fixes the gland (Schoofs,1999). The present paper discusses surgical correction of cherry eye condition in two mongrel dogs presented by pocket invasive technique.


Two dogs aged about 16 months (Fig. 1) and 14 months (Fig. 2) were presented with history of small pinkish lump structure protruding out at the base of eye at medial canthus. This condition was existing for the past 2 weeks and dogs were in great stress for the past 3 days due to severe irritation, photophobia and epiphora. Physiological parameters like temperature, respiration and pulse were within the normal range. So it was decided to surgically correct the condition.


The animals were preanesthesised with Atropine sulfate...

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Vani, G., and N. Dhana Lakshmi. "Surgical Management of Cherry Eye - A Report of 2 Dogs." Intas Polivet, vol. 17, no. 2, July-Dec. 2016, pp. 414+. Accessed 29 May 2023.

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